Rolling and back pain?
I brought my horse in to get him dried off, ( has been pouring for days here..) and blanket him since it is supposed to get colder tonite. I noticed when I went to towel him off that he flinched when I touched his back. Every time. He has not had back pain before- no idea if he slipped or what. But when I took him in the indoor to dry off he stopped and rolled three times. I seem to remember someone telling me that horses will roll as a way of adjusting their backs.
I am going to get a chiro out but he is other wise moving fine, no signs of pain except when I touch his back.
Any ideas? And DO horses roll to 'adjust' their own backs?